Why CBD COP15 is important

COP15 has been described by many observers as the Paris Agreement moment for biodiversity, when the world commits to taking the urgent action needed to tackle nature loss. Biodiversity, and the benefits it provides, is fundamental to human well-being and a healthy planet. Despite ongoing efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to continue or worsen under business-as-usual scenarios.

Ipieca’s role at COP15

Ipieca was formed in 1974 at the request of the UN Environment Programme to act as the UN-industry liaison channel.

How Ipieca supports the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Ipieca and its members are committed to supporting the aims of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Two of the eight Ipieca Principles, which are a condition of membership, are aimed at driving support for the UN CBD: Support the aims of the UN Convention for Biological Diversity … Responsibly manage operational impacts on the natural environment and ecosystem services … Ipieca’s work on biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) is underpinned by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

The role of the industry in mainstreaming biodiversity

There is growing pressure on environmental resources, including biodiversity and ecosystem and water resources, in many parts of the world, creating both risks and opportunities for the industry. The oil, gas and alternative energy sector undertakes activities to help conserve and restore the natural environment as well as to avoid, reduce and mitigate risks and impacts from operations and products.

Ipieca’s COP15 related resources

Ipieca convenes its members with key stakeholders in UN, NGO, civil society and academic organizations to share knowledge and develop good practice to mainstream biodiversity across the energy transition and achieve nature positive goals. Ipieca-IOGP Natural climate solutions:

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